Broken Garage Door Spring
We all know that things don’t always go as planned, but no homeowner wants to deal with their car being trapped in the garage due to a broken spring. When a garage door spring breaks, the best choice is to call Southwest Garage Doors immediately. As the leading experts in Phoenix for garage door torsion spring repair services, we ensure quality repairs so your life can get back to normal.
What is a garage door spring?
As the most important part of your garage door, springs commonly break or get out-of-balance due to repeated use. Similar to a car, garage doors experience wear-and-tear and need to be re-tightened and maintained every 2-3 years by a trained professional.
The spring acts as a counterbalance for the entire garage door. When it breaks, it can easily fall and cause serious harm. If you know your spring is broken, the door needs to remain shut and unused until a professional replaces the component.
While not immediately dangerous, garage door springs that are out of balance can cause premature wear to your garage opener and other key features. Broken springs can also lead to more maintenance and repairs down the road.
The first step in repairing your garage door springs is understanding which type of spring system you have. The three spring types are torsion springs, extension springs, and Wayne Dalton Torque Master.
Garage Door Torsion Springs
Torsion springs are a counterbalance system that consists of one or two tightly wound springs on a steel shaft with a cable drum at each end. Located above the opening of your door, these springs are commonly made of galvanized or oil-tempered steel.
Southwest Garage Doors in Phoenix offers garage door spring repair service for torsion springs with oil-tempered material for longevity between services. We formulate our Holmes springs to be at least 20,000-25,000 cycles to ensure your door springs are long-lasting and durable.